Cheese Tortellini with Peas

Well, sushi night has been postponed to tonight; his flight back from Canada was delayed a few hours and he came home exhausted.

Last night, I made a quick pasta dish, that I love making in the spring time, but it’s a dish you can eat anytime really.

Cheese Tortellini with Peas:

1 package of fresh cheese tortellini (frozen is fine too)
1/2  package frozen peas
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic chopped
1 medium yellow onion chopped
1/4 cup grated cheese, either Pecorino or Parmigiano

Cook tortellini 3 minutes shy of the instructions (they will finish cooking with the peas).

In a skillet on medium heat, heat up oil.  Add garlic and onions, cook until translucent.

Garlic and Onion
Garlic and Onion

Add peas and the water, cook covered for 5 minutes;

Add peas- I ran them under warm water for a few so they were more room temperature.
Add peas-I like the taste of Trader Joe’s organic sweet peas. Then I run them under warm water for a few so they are more room temperature.

Lower the heat to low/medium then add in the pasta and cook the dish covered until the pasta is al dente and peas are tender.

Partially cooked pasta in the pan with the peas.

Once cooked, remove pan from heat, add in cheese. Then serve topped with additional cheese, if desired.

The finished dish! Tortellini with Peas
The finished dish! Tortellini with Peas


4 thoughts on “Cheese Tortellini with Peas

      1. Thanks, Chris! I’ve been trying to keep the recipes simple and quick, but still delicious and crave worthy.
        I am so touched Cindy (and Laura!) tried the brussels sprouts. You guys following means a lot. 🙂 Thanks!!!!

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